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MD Elective Catalog

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers elective courses in 24 different clinical areas. You complete courses in designated two- or four-week elective blocks in stage three and stage four of the MD curriculum. Learn more about when electives take place and the elective lottery process.

Students matriculated at our school can access the SOLARIS (Kerberos ID and password required for login) to participate in elective lotteries and manage their schedules. Enrolling in electives is slightly different for visiting students.

We also provide information about the process of completing and receiving credit for “away” electives at other U.S. medical schools or teaching hospitals for NYU Grossman School of Medicine students.

Other Options for Earning Elective Credits

You can also earn elective credits in custom areas by completing an individual preceptorship or elective. To do this, you need guidance from a faculty mentor and approval from the senior associate dean for medical education.

To explore these options, complete the appropriate application (preceptorship, research elective, service learning elective) and submit it to the Registrar’s Office as indicated on the form.

Elective Course Topics

Browse elective course information, expectations, and prerequisites by topic

Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Forensic Medicine
Gross Anatomy
Interdepartmental Electives
Medicine
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Plastic Surgery
Psychiatry
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Surgery
Urology

Elective Course Dates

During the elective lottery, you rank the available elective date blocks based on personal preference. After the lottery closes, you have up until 60 days before the elective start date to drop, add, or modify your elective assignments.

Four-Week Elective Blocks 2022–23

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
April 4, 2022 May 1, 2022 February 3, 2022
May 2, 2022 May 29, 2022 March 3, 2022
May 30, 2022 June 26, 2022 March 31, 2022
July 5, 2022 July 31, 2022 May 5, 2022
August 1, 2022 August 28, 2022 June 2, 2022
August 29, 2022 September 25, 2022 June 30, 2022
October 3, 2022 October 30, 2022 August 4, 2022
October 31, 2022 November 27, 2022 September 1, 2022
November 28, 2022 December 25, 2022 September 29, 2022
January 1, 2023 January 29, 2023 November 3, 2022
January 30, 2023 February 26, 2023 December 1, 2022
February 27, 2023 March 26, 2023 December 29, 2022
April 3, 2023 April 30, 2023 February 2, 2023
May 1, 2023 May 28, 2023 March 2, 2023
May 29, 2023 June 25, 2023 March 30, 2023
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.

Two-Week Elective Blocks 2022–23

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
April 4, 2022 April 17, 2022 February 3, 2022
April 18, 2022 May 1, 2022 February 17, 2022
May 2, 2022 May 15, 2022 March 3, 2022
May 17, 2022 May 30, 2022 March 18, 2022
May 30, 2022 June 12, 2022 March 31, 2022
June 13, 2022 June 26, 2022 April 14, 2022
July 4, 2022 July 17, 2022 May 5, 2022
July 18, 2022 July 31, 2022 May 19, 2022
August 1, 2022 August 14, 2022 June 2, 2022
August 15, 2022 August 28, 2022 June 16, 2022
August 29, 2022 September 11, 2022 June 30, 2022
September 12, 2022 September 25, 2022 July 14, 2022
October 3, 2022 October 16, 2022 August 4, 2022
October 17, 2022 October 30, 2022 August 18, 2022
October 31, 2022 November 13, 2022 September 1, 2022
November 14, 2022 November 27, 2022 September 15, 2022
November 28, 2022 December 11, 2022 September 29, 2022
December 12, 2022 December 25, 2022 October 13, 2022
January 3, 2023 January 15, 2023 November 3, 2022
January 16, 2023 January 29, 2023 November 17, 2022
January 30, 2023 February 12, 2023 December 1, 2022
February 13, 2023 February 26, 2023 December 15, 2022
February 27, 2023 March 12, 2023 December 29, 2022
March 13, 2023 March 26, 2023 January 12, 2023
April 3, 2023 April 16, 2023 February 2, 2023
April 17, 2023 April 30, 2023 February 16, 2023
May 1, 2023 May 14, 2023 March 2, 2023
May 15, 2023 May 28, 2023 March 16, 2023
May 29, 2023 June 11, 2023 March 30, 2023
June 12, 2023 June 25, 2023 April 13, 2023
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.